A shoe that combines unique style with all-day comfort… Yes please! The Birkenstock is the popular German slip-on sandal that prides itself on versatility, durability and comfort. Its chunky cork sole, thick straps and contoured footbed make it a design classic that continues to re-appear in fashion trends year in, year out. The possibilities are endless when styling the Birkenstock, so keep reading to see just a few of these in this lookbook inspired by four Birkenstock designs available to purchase on the Shuperb website. Whether you are jetting off on holiday, planning the perfect festival look, working the 9 to 5, or simply running the daily errands, the Birkenstock is the perfect go-to sandal that boasts an abundance of style and adaptability, making it a great addition to any wardrobe.
The Holiday Look
Birkenstock Gizeh 43741 (Regular) Ladies Cherry Red Sandals – £55.00 at Shuperb
Women’s Nautical Stripe Dress – £18.00 at TU (Sainsbury’s)
Faux Leather Soft Stud Tote Bag in Red – £27.50 at M&S
Red Sunglasses – £8.99 at H&M
The GIZEH Birkenstocks in Cherry red complete any nautical inspired outfit by adding a bright splash of colour to the look. Their flip-flop inspired design makes them an ideal choice of footwear to take with you on your holiday. These sandals are incredibly easy to slip on and off, and are ultra comfortable, so they are perfect for lounging around the pool or exploring the resort. Choose matching red accessories to give your nautical outfit a sophisticated edge. You can do this without breaking the bank, as you can pick up a pair of vibrant red sunglasses for just £8.99 at H&M.
The Festival Look
Birkenstock ARIZONA 51791 (Reg) Unisex Birko-Flor Sandals in Black – Shuperb
Ladies Floral Print Maxi Wrap Dress – Currently £28.00 at Miss Selfridge
Ladies Natural Straw Floppy Hat With Plait Band and Size Adjuster – £16.00 at ASOS
Rosa Round Straw Cross Body Bag – £32.00 at Monsoon
That’s right, festival season has arrived, and nothing shouts festival more than a boho-inspired floral maxi dress and straw accessories. Pairing the classic black ARIZONA Birkenstocks with this dress might come as a surprise, but the chunky, masculine design of the sandals provides a nice contrast against the feminine, floral pattern printed on the dress. If you are going to be attending a festival this summer, take note of the Birkenstock’s contoured footbed which is specially designed to support the natural position of the foot and provide long-lasting comfort. You will be able to dance all day and all night long… Result! Team this combination with a straw bag from Monsoon for a stylish look, and grab a matching hat from ASOS to keep things cool.
The Sophisticated Look
Birkenstock ARIZONA 1009127 (Nar) Ladies Birko-Flor Magic Snake White Sandals – £60.00 at Shuperb
Ladies Boden Richmond 7/8 Trousers in Black – £65.00 at John Lewis
Ladies Concealed Button White Shirt – £19.99 at MANGO
Pieces Julie Jeans Belt in Black – £9.00 at Pieces (at DivineTrash)
Who said sandals were only appropriate for summer? This outfit is ideal for a day in the office, any season of the year (that’s right, Birkenstocks can even cope in the rain). Black and white monochrome is timeless, smart, and sophisticated, but it can also verge on being a bit boring. To avoid this, team the outfit with the ARIZONA sandals in the Magic Snake White to incorporate a quirky aspect to the look. Animal print is everywhere this season, so you will be bang on trend! The subtle addition of the snakeskin belt compliments the shoes perfectly, creating an effortlessly chic look from head to toe.
The Casual Look
Birkenstock FLORIDA 1008852 (Reg) Ladies Birko-Flor Sandals in Amber Yellow- £60.00 at Shuperb
Ladies Slim Trashed Mom Jeans – £24.99 at H&M
Ladies White T-Shirt – £8.99 at H&M
Seline Cross Body Bag in Mustard Yellow – £25.00 at Topshop
This is the perfect everyday outfit to throw on if you’re having one of those comfy lazy days. Any Birkenstock design looks amazing when styled with a pair of jeans and a simple white tee, but why not mix things up a little and inject some colour into the look with this pair of FLORIDA Birkenstocks? These sandals are available in a range of exciting colours from Purple Magenta Haze to Ocean Blue. However, the Amber Yellow pair are our personal favourites. These statement sandals provide a twist on the more classic ARIZONA Birkenstock design with its colourful glossy finish and a substitution of two straps for three. They prove to be a great option if you aren’t as confident when experimenting with colour in your wardrobe. Adding a pop of colour in your choice of footwear will allow you to subtly bring colour into an outfit without being too loud. Finishing the look with an accessory in the same shade as your shoes will tie it together perfectly.
And that wraps up our style guide to wearing the Birkenstock! As you can see, the possibilities really are endless when styling this sandal. The four Birkenstocks featured in this post represent only a small proportion of designs available to purchase from Shuperb, so be sure to check out the full range of styles for men, women and kids on our website. Thanks for reading, and happy shopping!